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Poster: hseamons Date: May 17, 2010 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To Hunter

micah6vs8,

You are right, people have the right to like or dislike matrixes, all well and good. That being said, I think it's okay to reflect upon both the positive and the negative reviews here. In this case, the nature and purpose of Cliff's comments and one-star reviews on matrix links, specifically, which has been going on for some time, has ventured into troll-like activity, and that warrants attention, in my view. It's either that or ignore him completely, which I feel is less helpful to someone that probably needs a little reaching out to. I could be wrong here, however.

Anyway, continually receiving messages saying that my many hours of hard work is a "sacrilege," a "faux pas," "cheesy," like "putting ice into fine wine," an "adulteration" of the music, and "like adding an I Love Lucy laugh track to shows," in addition to a one-star accompaniment, is way off-base and merging into troll or flamer activity. This kind of posting is not serving the comment sections in an educated manner so much as they are there for attracting attention and making folk upset with their ridiculous nature and throwing off an "honest" rating scale. What a person should see as a 4 or 4.5 star rating for a show will suddenly see a 1.5 or 2 star rating, which is not really "accurate" given the tarnishing intentions of the one-star poster. This is an attack upon not only the posted show and its previous good star ratio, but also an attack upon the community that comes here to listen to shows and read "honest" opinions that are accurately reflected in the rating system. Guys like Cliff like to set things off simply because they have the power to do so behind a computer screen, and that's just lame and warrants a "negative review", which is often more interesting than no review, no? What Cliff does not realize, however, is that he has become a slave to the "one-star," - he beckons to its destructive and self-seeking forces - while it is really tarnishing his own potential "five-star" status in the now and hereafter. I simply felt calling out this deleterious and unwholesome behavior is ultimately to his and all of our benefit.



peace

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 17, 2010 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To Hunter

I feel a little uncomfortable posting this, but something in your post compels me. I have been on IA since 2006ish . After the Gold Rush. I read reviews of shows and listened to 'em. I didn't even care about the forum > Started checking in '09 > First post this March. I have somewhat of a clue regarding the dynamics and personalities here. Again, I hear your passion, ultimately regarding your feelings of what is proper civil discourse, and your calling out what is not. I respect the drive for civility, but what is civility will never be congruent between any two individuals in the society with free speech. Ever. Only you can give power to another's speech. Life is just too fragile and short, frankly. You are the audience of the Matrix. If you get off, fuck everyone else. I mean how can people not love GD ? Seriously ? If other folks get off on your art than God Bless. Some won't and may say what you regard as nasty speech. It's just the other edge of the response to art. Don't give it power. Easier said then done sometimes, I know, but it will really stress you out for no or little resolution. And a favor, could you give me a few dates of what you consider your masterpieces ? Thanks.

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Poster: hseamons Date: May 17, 2010 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To Hunter

Your points are well taken, micah6vs8. I ain't stressin', just confessin'. All in good fun. Anywho, here's a few from 3 different eras I find to be pretty solid...Shoot, forgot 12/28/79 had been removed. I'll add some 80's shows here...


http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-06-23.mtx.seamons.105867.flac24

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-08.mtx.seamons.97274.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-12-28.mtx.seamons.94267.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-05-11.mtx.seamons.107252.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-08-10.mtx.seamons.102902.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-07-13.mtx.seamons.105570.flac16

This post was modified by hseamons on 2010-05-17 18:32:10

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Poster: daliguana Date: May 17, 2010 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To Hunter

Hey, Hunter - thought I'd chime in as just yesterday a buddy and I were commenting on your Barton Hall '77 matrix. My buddy (my first real trading partner) mentioned that he's been saving your matrices and replacing his Miller sources. We had a good little 'sus so thanks for that!

I don't know if my buddy is here on the archive or what prompted his telling me of the Hunter's Trix, but if you're here buddy - hope the ass cancer is better!

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 17, 2010 12:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To Hunter

Well said, kid (I think you're a kid anyhow...hope you take it the right way from an old fart; it's ALWAYS a compliment on nothing but my lost youth and broken down old body).

BTW, when I see your handle, I always think of "68" though I know it actually reads "...6vs8..." which is Greek to me.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 17, 2010 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To Hunter

WT- Since last fall, I'm gourging on '68 . Last year or so moved past '69 as my fav. year. Must be my punk-ish inclinations and/or general love of freakiness- and freaking freely. : }...... And as far as the kid part, flattery will get you nowhere, sir !.... And lately, every time these days, while in the midst of the 11 I think of your handle Stretching the bow. Has this been discussed in depth here on IA ? Does this happen to others? WT., I assume you take full responsibility? Yes ?

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 17, 2010 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To Hunter

Yep; I guess it goes to show if you post long enough and frequently enough, no matter WHAT the content, folks eventually can't get you out of their head (sorta like those irritating songs from commercials or wherever that haunt you for a day after hearing them...?).

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: May 17, 2010 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To Hunter

Reach out to some people and you might pull back a bloody stump. The difference between you two is that you are something of an artist, creating works for a community that craves it and appreciates it, while he is just an internet troll whacking off at his computer screen and giggling over pissing in people's cornflakes.

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Poster: high flow Date: May 17, 2010 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To Hunter

It's now the nature of the beast.

Here we have one who produces a version of an original work. Much like a print of an original painting. We must realize that even the original varies from the painting in the artist's mind. Conception is the live performance. The 1st recording is the original. Thus, matrices and remasters are most like prints. There are printers who are able to beautifully reproduce art and others who simply spew for profit. Obviously the work here is a labor of love. I digress.

I guess I really question the need for a review of these matrices and remasters. Are we reviewing the band, the recording(levels and balance) or the matrix? Is it a combination? This is very complex and we get 5 little stars to convey our opinion.

I think rating a GD recording based on one's LIKE OR DISLIKE for matrix recordings skews the numbers. So, SDH's matrix-love-fests more than counter-balance Cliff's efforts to destroy the format.

Keep doing what you do. People enjoy it.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 17, 2010 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To Hunter

I completely ignore the ratings system. I like the CH's ? idea of a 100 pt. scale. There will still not be a bell curve (ever), but 100 gives more weighted responses, if nothing else, because one has 95 other choices.

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